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Depression

It is normal to feel sad, depressed or lonely at times. This is a natural reaction to loss, life's struggles, or overwhelming situations. However, if these feeling become overwhelming and are present for longer and sustained periods of time, it could be a sign of clinical depression.

Symptoms of Depression

According to the National Institute of Mental Health, the following could be signs of depression:

    · Difficulty concentrating, remembering details, and making decisions

    · Fatigue and decreased energy

    · Feelings of guilt, worthlessness, and/or helplessness

    · Feelings of hopelessness and/or pessimism

    · Insomnia, early-morning wakefulness, or excessive sleeping

    · Irritability, restlessness

    · Loss of interest in activities or hobbies once pleasurable, including sex

    · Overeating or appetite loss

    · Persistent aches or pains, headaches, cramps, or digestive problems that do not ease even with treatment

    · Persistent sad, anxious, or "empty" feelings

    · Thoughts of suicide, suicide attempts

It is not uncommon for depression and anxiety to go hand and hand. If you are struggling with depression and/or anxiety, please contact me and we can began your journey towards healing.

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